On Sun, Mar 24, 2002 at 04:37:42PM +0000, Niall O Broin mentioned:
> On Sun, Mar 24, 2002 at 01:51:03PM +0000, David Golden wrote:
> > Historically, both sed and grep are offspring of ed, the venerable
> > Unix command-line-based text editor.
> Still available on your local Linux box, and much as I spit on its
> descendant, vi, a basic mastery of ed is important for the would-be guru -
> on many Unix variants, it'll be all the editor you have in single user or
> maintenance mode.
Shudder. Memories of giving phone-support to sysadmins that had screwed
up their Solaris boxes so badly, that they needed to use 'ed' to fix up
/etc/passwd or /etc/fstab.
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